Lost – Theory from Season 4

January 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Season 4 – “The Shape of Things to Come”

Just a random thing I noticed yesterday while re-watching Season 4 Episode titled “The Shape of Things to Come”, which btw was a very eventful episode. Towards the end of the episode, in one of  Ben’s  flash-forwards he visits Charles Widmore. The conversation between them was  very interesting. At one point their conversation goes like this –

Charles – ” Are you here to kill me?”

Ben – “You know very well I can’t do that.”

→ Sounds familiar? For some reason (a rule?) Ben and Charles can’t kill each other, in much the same way that anti-Jacob cannot kill Jacob and needs a loophole in order to do so. I’m guessing that the same “rules” apply to both couples. What are these rules?

According to Ben, Charles changed the “rules” when he killed his daughter. So what they can kill all the other people on the island, but not each other and their families? That doesn’t sound right.

If Ben and Charles are followers of either Jacob or anti-Jacob, I cannot decide which one of them follows whom? One of them is the good side and the other is the bad one, but which is which? Ben has said on a number of occasions – “We are the good guys”. But are they? Since in the same conversation between Ben and Charles, Charles says – “Everything you have, you have taken from me” and “You very well know that island is mine”. Moreover, in the Season 5 finale, Ilana (who I guess is working for Charles) is pro-Jacob. So is Charles on Jacob’s side? Which would mean that Ben is anti-Jacob. Now I also believe that the smoke monster is working for anti-Jacob. And Ben calls the smoke monster to kill the people from Widmore’s boat (the guys who killed Alex) – which also proves that Ben is on anti-Jacob’s side. Does that make sense?

But I really want to know what the “rules” are and who made them in the first place?

I also think that Claire might have died when her house exploded. To prove this –

  1. How can anyone survive a blast that transforms a house into rubble?
  2. She was feeling “woozy” for quite a long time after the blast and was apparently “seeing things” that were not there.

This was my biggest clue – when she admitted to seeing things. Because right afterwards she disappears. So maybe she simply died in the blast and what everyone was seeing as Claire was an apparition or something just like everyone saw John Locke after he died. Make sense ?


24 Season 8 reviews

January 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Season 8 premiere – Part 2 Review

Wow ! And I thought Part 1 was good ! Part 2 of the season premiere of 24 aired yesterday and it was an exhilarating ride from beginning to end. The story moved so fast I couldn’t get a break for even a second. It was literally action packed and so far the story hasn’t disappointed either. In fact, some storylines were wrapped up sooner than I expected. Take the example of President Hassan’s brother, Farhad. I did not expect that his betrayal of his own brother will be revealed to all so soon in the story. Usually the show takes its time for the central character to find out that someone close to them has been working against them. Examples include President David Palmer finding out about his wife’s involvement in numerous cover-ups and involvement in murders towards the end of the seasons. So this was a surprise. This indicated that the writers have a lot more planned out for the story and considering the pace of yesterday’s episodes, I’m sure this is going to be a roller-coaster ride of a season. This might be the most enjoyable season of 24 yet. The last scene of the second episode yesterday was chilling and at the same time really fun – when Renee chopped off the poor man’s hand I was laughing out of shock ! To think that this was the same character who had qualms about hurting even the most wrong of criminals, who talked about following the law to the hilt, who hated Jack Bauer’s guts for what he’d done to extract truth from dirt-bags ! Renee goes bad, people ! And that made for some pretty cool and fun watching.

Looking forward to the next episode. Next review next week.

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The Mysteries of Lost

January 16, 2010 Leave a comment

After watching the whole Lost series all over again, I am more baffled than before. I have even more questions and no answers to my pre-existing questions. Thus, I set up this blog to get your opinions and theories about what’s going on with the different stories on the show. On the Questions page, I have written down a number of questions which are slowly eating away at the back of my brain. And what’s worse than the questions themselves is the knowledge that most of them won’t even be answered…Now that would be really really annoying ! But every Lost fan must know deep down in their souls that the show will probably end with an unresolved cliffhanger and they will be left wondering for the rest of their lives. Did they ever leave the island ? Did the island even exist ?

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